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A White House official confirmed that U.S. envoys will push to establish global standards for safeguarding sensitive materials at an upcoming Nuclear Security Summit.
March 6, 2014 | Deterrence , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction
NATO has suspended plans to coordinate with Russia in guarding Syria's deadliest chemical weapons as they are destroyed.
GOP senators were unable to stop the confirmation of a key Obama arms-control nominee, despite concerns about her role in arms control with Russia.
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March 6, 2014 | Rachel Oswald | ICBMs
The Pentagon on Wednesday said the credibility of North Korea's newest intercontinental ballistic missile is low, as the weapon has not yet been tested.
March 6, 2014 | Diane Barnes | Biological Counterproliferation and Defense , Bio-Preparedness and Response , Medical Countermeasures
The Obama administration this week asked Congress for a $300 million "final" appropriation to construct a new biodefense laboratory in Kansas.
The price tag of the Air Force's new strategic bomber will likely exceed $550 million a unit, the service's military deputy for acquisition said on Wednesday.
In a move that ratchets up the military element to U.S. pressure on Russia over its Crimea incursion, Washington is boosting it air presence in the Baltics.
Analysts say Russia achieved "important steps" over the last year in modernizing submarines, aircraft and missile forces critical to its nuclear deterrent.
Washington is preparing to analyze conditions inside an underground nuclear-waste site vacated following a leak last month, the Associated Press reports.
The United States is requesting that the U.N. Security Council consider punishing North Korea for its recent test-firing of short-range ballistic missiles.
Quote of the Day
Lt. Gen. Charles Davis, the U.S. Air Force military deputy for acquisition, on the growing price tag of a new nuclear-capable bomber.
Of course it's not going to be $550 million a copy, once you add in everything.